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Andy Bolton
BornAndrew Bolton
(1970-01-22) January 22, 1970 (age 49)
Dewsbury, Yorkshire
ResidenceLeeds, England
NationalityBritish
OccupationPowerlifting, Strongman
Known forFirst man to ever deadlift 1,000 lbs.
Height6 ft 0 in (Script error m)
Weight350 pounds (159 kg)

Andy Bolton (born January 22, 1970) is an English powerlifter and strongman who was born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire.[1] Andy is best known for being the first man to lift a 1,000 lb. deadlift in a powerlifting competition.[1]

CareerEdit

Bolton won his first powerlifting competition in 1991 when he was twenty-one years of age, at a local powerlifting event called the BAWLA Yorkshire Junior Championships. Bolton has since competed in the WPO/WPC. He is the current World Powerlifting Organization "world record holder" in the total (1273 kg/2806 lb).[2] Bolton also holds the current WPO world records in the squat (550.5 kg/1213 lb) and was the previous holder of the deadlift (457.5 kg/1008.6 lb),[2] and was the first to demonstrate a deadlift of over a thousand pounds.[3]

Bolton has also competed in strongman contests. His strongman accomplishments include placing fifth in the 2002 Arnold Strongman Classic.[4]

Powerlifting official competition records:

equipped

  • Total - 2806.5 lbs/1273.0 kg

raw

Andy Bolton appeared in October 2010 at Elizabethtown High School at "The Night of the Living Dead" deadlift competition where he deadlifted 964.5 lbs raw in only a singlet and a belt.[6]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Frank Leavers, Interview with Andy Bolton. andrew-bolton.com, November 26, 2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 World Powerlifting Organization World Records (.DOC). Retrieved August 12, 2007.
  3. Lusher, Adam, "Today, Andy Bolton is mainly exercising his 'little' muscles...", Sunday Telegraph, January 8th, 2007. Retrieved August 12th, 2007.
  4. Official 2002 Results Arnold Classic Strongman Competition. Arnoldsstrongestman.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-21.
  5. ALL TIME HISTORICAL MEN AND WOMEN’S POWERLIFTING WORLD RECORDS
  6. Night of the Living Dead blog spot. Nightofthelivingdeadlift.blogspot.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-21.

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